[sf-lug] Linux Users' Group of Davis, November 15th: "Wget"
nbs at sonic.net
Mon Nov 1 13:11:46 PDT 2010
The Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD) will be holding its next meeting on:
November 15, 2010
7:00pm - 9:00pm
The meeting will be held at:
Explorit Nature Center
3141 5th Street
Davis, California 95616
GNU Wget is a computer program that retrieves content from web
servers. It supports downloading via HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP protocols,
the most popular TCP/IP-based protocols used for web browsing.
Its features include recursive download, conversion of links for offline
viewing of local HTML, support for proxies, and much more. It appeared
in 1996, coinciding with the boom of popularity of the Web, causing
its wide use among Unix users and distribution with most major Linux
distributions. Written in portable C, Wget can be easily installed
on any Unix-like system and has been ported to many environments,
including Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, OpenVMS, MorphOS and AmigaOS.
It has been used as the basis for graphical programs such as GWget
for the GNOME Desktop and KGet for the KDE Desktop and VisualWget for
Windows. [Description from Wikipedia].
Micah Cowan was maintainer of Wget between mid-2007 and early 2010.
His talk will discuss:
* What is Wget?
* My history with Wget
* How to use Wget
+ Restartable downloads
+ Website archiving/recursive downloads
+ Fine-grained controls over which links to follow
+ Content conversions for local browsing
* Wget shortcomings
* Lessons learned while maintaining Wget
* Issues unique to maintaining a GNU project
For more details on this meeting, visit:
For maps, directions, public transportation schedules, etc., visit:
The Linux Users' Group of Davis is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
dedicated to the Linux computer operating system and other Open Source
and Free Software.
Since 1999, LUGOD has held regular meetings with guest speakers
in Davis, California, as well as other events in Davis and the greater
Sacramento region. Events are always free and open to the public.
Please visit our website for more details: http://www.lugod.org/
pr at lugod.org
Public Relations Officer
Linux Users' Group of Davis
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